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    Any Anti-Malware for Apples

    Is there anything to clean up an Apple computer for Malware and Viruses. Will Malwarebytes work on that?



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    Re: Any Anti-Malware for Apples

    I thought you didn't have to worry about Viruses if you had a MAC?


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    Re: Any Anti-Malware for Apples

    Yeah maybe not, I just wanted to make sure it was clean afer all this CF stuff happening.

    Maybe I don't need to worry.



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    Re: Any Anti-Malware for Apples

    Here's a link to check out:
    Security Software - Free Software Downloads and Software Reviews - Download.com

    You're probably fine, I would install Avast onto your Mac and run that.



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    Re: Any Anti-Malware for Apples

    Quote Originally Posted by weisr2002 View Post
    Yeah maybe not, I just wanted to make sure it was clean afer all this CF stuff happening.

    Maybe I don't need to worry.

    Open your activity monitor and look for things running that shouldn't be running. This can be done very easily by looking at your disc activity. If nothing is out of whack, you are good to go.



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    Re: Any Anti-Malware for Apples

    Still plenty of flaws in Apple software.

    Apple the new world leader in software insecurity



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    Re: Any Anti-Malware for Apples

    Quote Originally Posted by HawkFanISUalum View Post
    Still plenty of flaws in Apple software.

    Apple the new world leader in software insecurity
    Despite these "flaws", there are far more problems with PC than Mac. This is the first thread in a long time here on CF where a Mac user was asking for help. And the OP's computer isn't even infected, he is looking for preventative measures.



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    Re: Any Anti-Malware for Apples

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneYoda View Post
    Despite these "flaws", there are far more problems with PC than Mac. This is the first thread in a long time here on CF where a Mac user was asking for help. And the OP's computer isn't even infected, he is looking for preventative measures.
    When PC has roughly 10x as many users, duh? Why would you create a virus that can infect the 15 macs on the planet when you can create the same thing to infect 15,000,000 PCs?



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    Re: Any Anti-Malware for Apples

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    When PC has roughly 10x as many idiot users, duh?
    Fixed that for ya, brother.



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    Re: Any Anti-Malware for Apples

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    When PC has roughly 10x as many users, duh? Why would you create a virus that can infect the 15 macs on the planet when you can create the same thing to infect 15,000,000 PCs?

    Ahhh, the classic "user theory." While it holds some merit, the fact remains that when one of us smart Mac users have a problem, we don't need to run to a sports message board hoping to find answers.



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    Re: Any Anti-Malware for Apples

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneYoda View Post
    Fixed that for ya, brother.

    That doesn't fit a stereotype at all...



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    Re: Any Anti-Malware for Apples

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneYoda View Post
    Ahhh, the classic "user theory." While it holds some merit, the fact remains that when one of us smart Mac users have a problem, we don't need to run to a sports message board hoping to find answers.

    No, you run to an apple store to pay some "smart" person to fix it for you.


    Thats like saying because people ask for dating adivise on a message board that all men are idiots - more people ask for PC help on a message board because more people USE PC's


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    Re: Any Anti-Malware for Apples

    I'm not trying to get into a ******* match. Just wanted to point out that Apple isn't some ultra-secure shining beacon of light on a dangerous Internet. MacOS X is more secure because Apple didn't build it. It's based on Unix, and Apple built a pretty front-end GUI around that. If you look at products that Apple has actually built (iTunes, Safari, etc.), that's where they have their flaws.



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    Re: Any Anti-Malware for Apples

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneYoda View Post
    Fixed that for ya, brother.
    PC has a thousand times more users, and only 10% more idiots? I'd say that's doing pretty well. Of the 100 people who care about Mac, 10 are idiots, and then of the millions that are PC fans, 11 are idiots?
    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneYoda View Post
    Ahhh, the classic "user theory." While it holds some merit, the fact remains that when one of us smart Mac users have a problem, we don't need to run to a sports message board hoping to find answers.
    Quote Originally Posted by Flag Guy View Post
    Oooooooooooooh look at me! I paid more money for the same thing, I'm better than you! Plus I look cool and I'm being counter-cultural!
    Quote Originally Posted by Flag Guy View Post
    No, you run to an apple store to pay some "smart" person to fix it for you.
    Damn Flag Guy. I'd think you had a Mac.



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    Re: Any Anti-Malware for Apples

    Quote Originally Posted by Flag Guy View Post
    That doesn't fit a stereotype at all...



    Oooooooooooooh look at me! I paid more money for the same thing, I'm better than you! Plus I look cool and I'm being counter-cultural!

    Listen, brother. The OP asked for help finding anti-malware for his Mac. The first response was a sarcastic shot at Mac. Then. somebody posted a link describing the "flaws" of a Mac. The OP got 3 real responses, one from me. Yet here are the anti-Macs, ready to voice their anti-Mac agenda. With the same tired attacks. "Only 15 Macs in the world, blah blah blah." "You overpaid to be cool, blah, blah, blah."


    So yes, at this point, on this forum, I will laugh at all you jealous PC idiots who can't afford a Mac because you are spending too much on virus scanners and removers.



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